Dubai Duty Free Tennis: Daniil Medvedev wins third title in three weeks. The former world number one won the final 6-2, 6-2
09 March 2023, 12:00 AM
31 March 2023, 12:00 AM
Daniil Medvedev continued his impressive form with a win 6-2 6-2 over compatriot Andrey Rublev in the Dubai Tennis Championships final on Saturday, claiming his third title in three weeks.
Defending champion Rublev, bidding for a second straight title in Dubai, was unable to put up much resistance as he did not have a single break point during a battle between childhood friends that lasted just over an hour.
Medvedev, who entered the final having not dropped a set this week and ended Novak Djokovic's unbeaten run in the semi-finals, added to last month's titles in Doha and Rotterdam to take his tally to 19 Tour-level titles.
"It's amazing because at the start of the year, it was not perfect. In tennis when you don't win matches you have doubts. Now it just feels better," said Medvedev, who took his own winning streak to 14.
Former U.S. Open champion Medvedev next travels to the United States where he will look to continue his winning run at Indian Wells from March 19 to April 2.